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Dr. Mohammad Najmul Islam

Assistant Professor 

Department of Geography and Environment

Pabna University of Science and Technology

Pabna, Bangladesh

Contact Information

+8801765550021 (Personal)

najmul@pust.ac.bd (Office)

najmul_geo@yahoo.com (Personal)

Biography

  • Dr. Mohammad Najmul Islam is a physical geographer who is working in the Department of Geography and Environment at Pabna University of Science and Technology, Bangladesh as a faculty member since 2013. He was the founder Chairman of this department. Apart this he is also the founder Director of Institutional Quality Assurance Cell-PUST and a National Quality Assurance Expert in Higher Education. He has a long professional experiences in research, development and disaster management sectors. In his field-based professional career he worked with different INGOs, NGOs like JICA, NIRAPAD-CARE, PKSF-TMSS, Research and Evaluation Division (RED)-BRAC and Bangladesh Center for Advanced Studies (BCAS) as Research Fellow. Dr. Najmul has obtained PhD in Area Studies (Disaster Management) from the Graduate School of Asian and African Area Studies at Kyoto University, Japan under the Japan Society for Promotion of Science (JSPS) fellowship. He is one of the life member of Bangladesh Geographical Society (BGS), Bangladesh National Geographical Association (BNGA) and Bangladesh JSPS Alumni Association (BJSPSAA). Apart this he is also a member of BEN, BAPA, DRTMC. At present he is playing role as ASSISTANT SECRETARY of BNGA. His hobbies are traveling, recitation, reading books and photography. Dr. Najmul has obtained a number of professional training's from different reputed organizations in home and abroad. He is the author of a number of reputed journal articles, international conference proceedings, book chapters and a reference book. He has presented his research findings and exchanged views in many international conferences, seminars and workshops in Bangladesh, Belgium, Bhutan, China, France, Germany, India, Indonesia, Japan, Netherlands, Taiwan, Thailand and Srilanka.

Education

  • Doctor of Philosophy in Area Studies (Disaster Management) 2012, Kyoto University, Japan, JSPS Fellowship.
  • Master of Science in Water Resources Development (Partial credit earn), Institute of Water and Flood Management, BUET.
  • Post Graduate Diploma in Water Resources Development (2004), Institute of Water and Flood Management, BUET.
  • Master of Science in Geography (1999), Result: First Class, Department of Geography and Environment, Jagannath University College (At present Jagannath University), Dhaka.
  • Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Geography (1998), Result: First Class, Department of Geography and Environment, Jagannath University College (At present Jagannath University), Dhaka.
  • Higher Secondary Certificate (1994), Result: First Division in Science Group, Govt. Science College, Dhaka, Dhaka Board.
  • Secondary School Certificate (1992), Result: First Division in Science Group, Tangail Sibnath High School, Dhaka Board.

Teaching Experience

  • Assistant Professor (September 2015 - till date), Department of Geography and Environment, Faculty of Life and Earth Science, Pabna University of Science and Technology (PUST), Bangladesh.
  • Assistant Professor (October 2013 - September 2015), Department of Geography, Environment and Urban Planning (GEUP), Faculty of Life and Earth Science, Pabna University of Science and Technology (PUST), Bangladesh.
  • Lecturer (01 April 2013- 30 September 2013), Department of Geography, Environment and Urban Planning (GEUP), Faculty of Life and Earth Science, Pabna University of Science and Technology (PUST), Bangladesh.

Administrative or Other Experience

  • Editorial Board Member: Journal of Bangladesh National Geographical Association
  • Editor (2015 to till date) Journal of PUST Studies
  • Director (October 2015 - till date), Institutional Quality Assurance Cell, Pabna University of Science and Technology.
  • Chairman (September 2015 - October 2015), Department of Geography and Environment, Faculty of Life and Earth Science, Pabna University of Science and Technology (PUST).
  • Chairman (April 2014 - September 2015), Department of Geography, Environment and Urban Planning (GEUP), Faculty of Life and Earth Science, Pabna University of Science and Technology (PUST).
  • Research Fellow (November 2012 - March 2013), Climate Change Adaptation Unit, Bangladesh Centre for Advanced Studies (BCAS).
  • Research Fellow (April 2012 - October 2012), Research and Evaluation Division, BRAC.

Research Interests

  • • Climate Change • Disaster Management • Community-Based Adaptation • Food Security & Livelihood Dynamics • Integrated Water Resource Management (IWRM) • River Basin Management • Quality of Higher Education

Journal Articles

  • Islam, M.N. (2019). Seasonal Livelihood Variation and Scio-economic Conflict of the Chalan Beel Wetland area: A Case of Beel Chiroil at Pabna district in Bangladesh. Pabna University of Science and Technology Studies. ISSN: 2308-6246. (Paper under review).
  • Islam, M.N. & M.M. Islam. (2019). Underline causes of landslide hazards in Bangladesh: A Case of 2017 event at Rangamati district. Journal of Lowland Technology International. Special Issue on HEGC-I, IALT. ISSN: 1344-9656. (Paper under review).
  • Khatun, M.L., S.M.F. Sazzad, M.J. Uddin, M.N. Islam & M.A.H. Babu. (2019). Assessment of fire safety and availability of fire equipment’s in readymade garment industries: A case study of Ashulia Industrial area in Bangladesh. Journal of Science and Technology. MBSTU, ISSN: 2079-472X (Paper under review).
  • Rahman, M., & Islam, M. N. (2019). Scarcity of Safe Drinking Water in the South-West Coastal Bangladesh. Journal of Environmental Science and Natural Resources, 11(1-2), 17-25. ISSN 1999-7361. https://doi.org/10.3329/jesnr.v11i1-2.43361
  • Islam, M. N. (2012). Flood Risks for the Char Community on the Ganges-Padma Floodplain in Bangladesh, International Journal of Environment, Vol. 2 (2), pp. 106-116. ISSN: 2186-0009.
  • Islam, M. N. (2012). Riverbank Erosion Induced Migration by the Char-dwellers in Bangladesh: Towards A Better Strategy. Asian Journal of Environment and Disaster Management, Vol. 4 (3), pp. 243-268. ISSN: 1793-9240 (print) and ISSN: 1793-9259 (online).
  • Islam, M. N., M. Z. Islam and K. Fujita, (2011), “Coping with flood disaster: household level responses by the char-dwellers on the river Padma in Bangladesh”, Indian Journal of Power and River Valley Development, Vol. 61 (9&10), pp. 159-171. ISSN: 0019-5537.
  • Akter, S. T., M. Z. Islam, and M. N. Islam, (2009), “An Investigation on Maintenance Problems of Some Flood Embankments in and around Dhaka City”, Indian Journal of Power and River Valley Development, Vol. 59 (3&4), pp. 38-49. ISSN: 0019-5537.
  • Islam, M. Z., M. N. Islam, and S. T. Akter, (2007), “Bank erosion of the river Meghna: Population displacement and socioeconomic impacts”, Indian Journal of Power and River Valley Development, Vol. 57 (10&11), pp. 241-252. ISSN: 0019-5537.
  • Islam, M. N., M. Z. Islam, and S. T. Akter, (2006), “Bank erosion hazards of the Padma river at Zanjira-socioeconomic impacts”, Indian Journal of Power and River Valley Development, Vol. 56 (3&4), pp. 123-130. ISSN: 0019-5537.

Conference Proceedings

  • Islam, M. N. (2010). Survival Strategies of the Riverbank Erosion Displacees: A Study on Padma River in Bangladesh. Proceedings of the International Conference on Humanosphere Science School 2010, University of Gadjah Mada (UGM), Indonesia, 10-11 June 2010.
  • Islam, M. N. (2015). Community Based Adaptation to Climate Change in the Exposed Coastal Areas of Bangladesh. Proceedings of the 5th International Conference on Water and Flood Management (ICWFM-2015), IWFM, BUET, Dhaka, Bangladesh, 6-8 March 2015, pp. 591-598. ISBN: 978-984-34-2207-1.
  • Islam, M. N., K. Fujita, M. Z. Islam and N. C. Dey (2013), “Indigenous Knowledge-based Flood Risk Reduction and Management by the Padma Riverine Communities in Bangladesh”, Proceedings of the 4th International Conference on Water and Flood Management (ICWFM-2013), IWFM, BUET, Dhaka, Bangladesh, 9-11 March 2013, pp. 177-185. ISBN: 978-984-33-7310-6.
  • Islam, M. N., (2011), “Hydrological Characteristics of Flood Hazards: Focusing on Char Community on the River Padma in Bangladesh”, Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Sustainable Future for Human Security- SustaiN 2011, Uji campus, Kyoto University, Japan, 8-10 October 2011, pp. 352-361. ISBN 1884-8850.
  • Akter, S. T., S. H. Hussain & M. N. Islam. (2011). Natural Hazards Induced Socio-economic Vulnerabilities of Char-women in Bangladesh. Proceeding of the 2nd International Conference on Sustainable Future for Human Security- SustaiN 2011,Uji campus, Kyoto University, Japan, 8-10 October 2011, pp. 667-676. ISBN 1884-8850.
  • Islam, M. N. (2010). Survival Strategies and Migration Patterns of the Char Dwellers due to Riverbank Erosion Hazard: A Study on the River Padma in Bangladesh. Proceedings of the 1st International Conference on Sustainable Future for Human Security- SustaiN 2010, CSEAS, Kyoto University, Japan, 11-12 December, 2010, pp. 209-212. ISSN 1884-8850.

Published Book

  • Islam, M. N. (2017). Living with Hazards: Focusing on the Active Floodplain Areas in Bangladesh. The University Grants Commission of Bangladesh (UGC). ISBN: 978-984-34-1807-4.
  • Islam, M. N., S. K. Bala & H. Asada. (2013). Rethinking of Flood Warning System to Consider the Char-lands in Bangladesh. In, M.F. Ahmed, M. Khalequzzaman, & T. Ahmed (Eds.), Water Resources in South Asia: Conflicts to Cooperation. Bangladesh Poribesh Andolon (BAPA) and Bangladesh Environmental Network (BEN), Bangladesh (pp. 173-186). ISBN: 978-984-33-6234-6. (Book Chapter).
  • N. C. Dey, R. Saha, N. A. Khondaker, M. N. Islam, S. K. Bala and AKM S. Islam (2013). ‘Influence of Climate Change and River Water Level on Groundwater Table in Bogra District of Bangladesh’ In Ahmed, M. F., Khalequzzaman, M. and Ahmed, T. (Eds.) Water resources in South Asia: Conflict to Cooperation (pp. 68-75). BAPA-BEN, Bangladesh. ISBN: 978-984-33-6234-6. (Book Chapter).
  • Islam, M. N. (2016). ‘Climatic Hazards Induced Impacts on Women Livelihood in the Exposed Coastal Areas of Bangladesh.’ In Islam S. and M. Khalequzzaman (Eds.) Coastal and Marine Environment of Bangladesh (pp. 166-177). BAPA-BEN, Bangladesh. ISBN: 978-984-92384-7-8. (Book Chapter).
  • Islam, M. N. (2017). ‘Socio-economic conflict between Farmer and Fishermen group to extract water resources at the Chalan beel region in Bangladesh.’ In Islam M. S. and Khalequzzaman M. (Eds.) Sustainable Development Goals and Bangladesh Environment (pp. 157-167). BAPA-BEN, Bangladesh. ISBN: 978-984-93198-5-6. (Book Chapter).
  • Islam, M. N. (2018). ‘Community-based Responses to Flood and River Erosion Hazards in the Active Ganges Floodplain of Bangladesh’ In Shaw R., T. Izumi, and K. Shiwaku (Eds.) Science and Technology in Disaster Risk Reduction in Asia: Potentials and Challenges (pp. 301-325). Elsevier, USA. ISBN: 978-0-12-812711-7. (Book Chapter).

Conducted Courses

  • • Introduction to Physical Geography • Principles of Cartography and Geo-visualization • Map Study I: Topographic Map-Lab • Climatology • Hydrology and Fluvial Morphology • Map Study II: Weather Map and Geological Map-Lab • Hazard and Disaster Management • Earth System Science • Research Methodology

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